Can I please ask readers to be on the lookout for the above Santa Cruz Nomad bike, stolen from the Shell petrol station on Northgate at around 5:45pm on Thursday, 20th August 2015?
It’s a carbon fibre frame, so is very light and is one of only a few in the country. If you see someone riding around on one, chances are it’s this one.
It seems that the owner popped to the garage for some change, and the bike was quickly bundled into the back of a white Ford Transit, registration believed to be EK56 UUC.
Contrary to reports on social media, the bike has not yet been found.
Police would like to speak to the person pictured below whose image was gathered by forecourt CCTV.
The incident has been reported to police and is being handled by PSI Lacey (52080) whom you can contact directly by calling 101 ext 7889 6928.
If you know someone that’s suddenly pitched up with a bike matching that description that you feel could be the one in question, please do contact West Midlands Police or speak to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
You can also mail me in confidence and I’ll pass any information on anonymously: BrownhillsBob at Googlemail dot com.
I’d like to thank several readers for help preparing this post – without their diligence it wouldn’t have been possible. Cheers.